Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare & Climate Emergency

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

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Public booking opens Wednesday 19 February, 10.00am.

This major two-day event, co-hosted with the universities of Warwick and California (Merced), gathers experts, activists and theatre practitioners in a vital exploration of the relationships between Shakespeare’s works and the current climate crisis.

As human-made climate change threatens to dissolve the ‘great globe itself’, how can we use Shakespeare to address the most urgent environmental questions of our time?

Co-organised by Katie Brokaw, Paul Prescott and the Research Department at Shakespeare’s Globe, this major two-day event will span a range of pressing topics. Scholars will explore ecological collapse and renewal in Shakespeare’s texts; environmental experts will map out ways in which Shakespearean theatres and festivals can achieve sustainable and ethical futures; theatre professionals will reflect on the capacity of live theatre to change audience perception and behaviour.

And thorough this distemperature, we see the seasons alter…

— Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

‘Shakespeare understood the devastating ecological effects of disrupting the delicate balance between nature and humankind. His work stands as both a warning and a beacon of hope during these important and vital times.

This symposium will use Shakespeare’s texts as a catalyst for conversation as we work towards practical solutions and positive action in an effort to bring the Earth and Humanity back into peaceful equilibrium.’

— Michelle Terry

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Tickets £25 (£20 Members / Student)

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Running time: Two day event

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Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare & Climate Emergency

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
FRI 1 MAY
From £0
10.00 AM
SAT 2 MAY
From £
10.00 AM